Poets/Writers From Karachi

Total: 358

Maulwi Abdul Haq

1872 - 1961

One of the leading Pakistani poets known for his layered poetic expression.

Ahmad Hamesh

1940 - 2013

Prominent modernist poet, story writer, one of the first poets to write prose poems; also edited important journal "Tashkeel".

Leading Pakistani poet who writes a four-lined on current affairs daily for the Pakistani Newspaper Jung.

Prominent Urdu fiction writer from Pakistan who also occasionally writes poetry

Athar Nafees

1933 - 1980

Prominent Pakistani exponent of new Urdu ghazal, famous for his ghazhal 'Wo ishq jo hum se rooth gaya' sung by many singers.

Aziz Hamid Madni

1922 - 1991

One of the stalwarts of new Urdu ghazal in Pakistan. Some of his ghazals have been put to music.

Dilawar Figar

1929 - 1998

Renowned Urdu poet of humour and satire.

Fahmida Riaz

1946 - 2018

Woman poet from Pakistan, known for strong feminist and anti-establishment leanings.

Ibn e Insha

1927 - 1978

Pakistani poet known for his ghazal "kal chaudhanvi ki raat thi, shab bhar raha charcha tera".

Jamal Ehsani

1951 - 1998

One of most prominent post-modern Pakistani poets, known for the uniqueness of his poetic experience.

Jameeluddin Aali

1925 - 2015

Famous for writing Dohas.

Jaun Eliya

1931 - 2002

One of the most prominent modern Pakistani poets, popular for his unconventional ways.

Most prominent humorist and satirist of Pakistan; author of extraordinary works "Chiaargh Tale" and "Aab-e-Gum". He received Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the highest literary honours by the Government of Pakistan.

Mustafa Zaidi

1929 - 1970

Also known as Tegh Allahabadi, was a C.S.P officer in Pakistan, assassinated in mysterious circumstances.

Niyaz Fatehpuri

1884 - 1966

A prominent scholar and literary figure also known as a story writer, poet, and translator. Edited ‘Nigar’، a journal of remarkable repute

Obaidullah Aleem

1939 - 1998

One of the most outstanding modern poets of Pakistan.

Parveen Shakir

1952 - 1994

One of the most popular woman poets who gave expression to feelings and experiences specific to women.

Qamar Jalalvi

1887 - 1968

Famous indian poet who migrated to Pakistan. He earned polularity with many of his oft-quoted shers.

Rais Farogh

1926 - 1982

One of the most outstanding Pakistani poets of new ghazal.

Rasa Chughtai

1928 - 2018

Prominent Pakistani poet and journalist

Saleem Ahmed

1927 - 1983

One of the most prominent modern Urdu critics. Famous for his promotion of the Anti-ghazal trend of poetry and anti-modernism views.

Well-known poet from Pakistan famous for his ghazal "main khayaal hoon kisi aur ka…"

Sara Shagufta

1954 - 1984

Famous Pakistani woman poet known for her unconventional views on society. Committed suicide at a young age.

Sarvat Husain

1949 - 1996

Prominent among New Wave poets in Pakistan who died in a train accident.

Zeeshan Sahil

1961 - 2008

One of the most prominent post modern poets, known for his valiant fight against a fatal illness.

One of the prominent women poets in Pakistan.

Aal-e-Raza Raza

1896 - 1978

Prominent poet who mastered the poetic idiom of Lucknow poetry.

Ada Jafarey

1924 - 2015

One of the prominent women poets famous for the soft and lyrical tone of her poetry.

Pre-modern poet, known for blending the best of the classical and the modernist

Adeeb Sohail

1927 - 2017

Well-known poet and author to draw upon social issues, also edited an important journal 'Qaumi Zaban' published from Pakistan

Ahmad Hamdani

1927 - 2015

Poet and critic, known for his critical book on the art of Iqbal

One of the most prominent contemporary Pakistani poets

A prominent ghazal poet from Pakistan, known for his novel perception of human emotions

Akbar Masoom

1960 - 2019

Alamtaab Tishna

1935 - 1991

Anjum Azmi

1931 - 1990

Pakistani poet and author; published his collection of love poems Lab-o-Rukhsaar; authored a critical book Shairi ki Zabaan

Prominent fiction writer and journalist, known for his novel "Zillaton Ke Aseer"; served BBC for long.

Aslam Farrukhi

1923 - 2016

Eminent contemporary Pakistani Urdu fiction writer, critic,editor & academician. Father of writer & translator Asif Farrukhi.

Azm Bahzad

1958 - 2011

Leading Pakistani poet having popular appeal, grandson of Behzad Lakhnawi.

Behzad Lakhnavi

1900 - 1974

Famous for his ghazal " ai jazba-e-dil gar main chahun har cheez muqaabil aa jaye" sung by many singers.

Ejaz Rahmani

1936 - 2019

Fareed Javed

1927 - 1977

Farman Fatehpuri

1926 - 2013

Noted female poet from Pakistan who portraits the women-centric issues

An important poet and intellectual from Pakistan, auothor of several books in Urdu and English, known for his autobiography 'Doobte Jahaaz ke Arshe Per'

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